Saturday was a special occasion in the Spanish capital as one of the purest shooters in competition history and the two-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion officially retired.
Jaycee Carroll officially retires
Jaycee Carroll, who ended up deciding not to play the 2021-22 season, was honored center-court before Real's Spanish League playoff game against Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Carroll leaves the game of basketball as a two-time EuroLeague champion and one of the most prolific three-point and free throw shooters in competition history.
Carroll, 39, played a full decade with Real Madrid and has worn Real's jersey more than any other foreign player in club history. He joined the team before the start of the 2011-12 campaign, and in his time with the club Carroll has helped Real win two EuroLeague titles in 2015 and 2018, reaching two other championship games in 2012 and 2013.
He ends his career tied for 22nd place in games played in EuroLeague history with 274. Only two American players, Kyle Hines (357) and James Gist (297), have appeared in more EuroLeague games than him. Carroll ranks ninth all-time with 437 three-pointers, which he has done on 42.1% accuracy. He is the fourth most accurate free throw shooter all-time (91.2%) and rank 20th this century with 2,607 career points.
He has also lifted the Spanish League title five times, and won six Spanish Copa del Rey crowns, as well as the 2015 Intercontinental Cup. Before joining Real Madrid, Carroll spent two seasons with Gran Canaria, competing in the 7DAYS EuroCup.